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Taco John
03-19-2010, 12:30 AM
This thing is interesting... http://www.boxee.tv/box


http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/1426/boxeeboxfrontz.jpg


Everything you want.
The Boxee Box brings all your favorite TV shows & movies from the Internet or your hard drive onto your TV - no PC needed.
More bang, less buck.

Why pay for stuff you don't watch? The Boxee Box lets you watch thousands of popular TV shows and movies for FREE!
Tailored to your TV.

With the Boxee Box you never need to "surf the Web" on your TV, instead you just use your remote control to pick and choose the best digital entertainment. No keyboard required.

It plays almost everything.
The Boxee Box plays any non-DRM media. If you can create it, Boxee will play it.

Just plain easy.
Connecting the Boxee Box to your HDTV is as easy as hooking up a DVD player.

QWERTY Keyboard comes standard
The backside of our remote features a full keyboard to make it easier to interact with your TV -- say goodbye to hunting and pecking for letters on-screen!

Share with friends.
Boxee makes it easy for friends to share their favorite movies, TV Shows, and songs with each other, on Boxee or on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

PRBronco
03-19-2010, 12:37 AM
Wow I seriously thought this was going to be about the Raiders coach being linked to some bizarre serial killer.

Racer
03-19-2010, 12:59 AM
the boxee software has been available for well over a year as I understand it, having its own set top box is new however

Florida_Bronco
03-19-2010, 01:40 AM
I'd be interested to see what the selection is like and how/if they are able to deliver local channels and news.

Blart
03-19-2010, 02:01 AM
Be a real man and build a HTPC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_theater_PC

Mine was $500, I download blu-ray quality movies, HD TV shows, stream live sports, and play MW2 and Bioshock with better graphics than PS3/360 could ever dream.

Florida_Bronco
03-19-2010, 03:04 AM
Be a real man and build a HTPC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_theater_PC

Mine was $500, I download blu-ray quality movies, HD TV shows, stream live sports, and play MW2 and Bioshock with better graphics than PS3/360 could ever dream.

How does that work? Do you still have to pay for the cable/satellite or does it pull it in for free?

Racer
03-19-2010, 03:27 AM
How does that work? Do you still have to pay for the cable/satellite or does it pull it in for free?

I assume in that scenario a little piracy might be involved

Dr. Broncenstein
03-19-2010, 06:20 AM
I have this crazy thing called a personal computer. I even built it myself. It outputs via HDMI right into my HDTV at 1080p. I can download any network's shows via amazon, itunes, netflix. Movies too. That's if I want to pay for the product. Hulu works pretty well for free. The internet goes through it, you see? Plus I can rip DVD's and keep them "on tap" on my 4TB and expanding networked external array... along with all of my music, pictures, and home video. If I could get sunday ticket streamed via the internet at 720p, this computer device would kill my direcTV.

big56fan#1
03-19-2010, 06:43 AM
if i could get Broncos games without buying nfl sunday ticket prices wayout here in west virginia, i might look into it.

Beantown Bronco
03-19-2010, 07:20 AM
If I could get sunday ticket streamed via the internet at 720p, this computer device would kill my direcTV.

And that's the kicker right there. Until Directv loses its stranglehold on Sunday Ticket, I will never seriously consider these other options.

WolfpackGuy
03-19-2010, 08:11 AM
And that's the kicker right there. Until Directv loses its stranglehold on Sunday Ticket, I will never seriously consider these other options.

No doubt.

I wish you could get pay per view games instead of having to buy the whole package, and god forbid you're blacked out because the local team is playing the Broncos.

Also, some of the games have no business being broadcast.

55CrushEm
03-19-2010, 08:22 AM
Be a real man

Blart talking about being a "real man" ? Oh, the irony.....:~ohyah!:

Beantown Bronco
03-19-2010, 08:24 AM
Blart talking about being a "real man" ? Oh, the irony.....:~ohyah!:

Manly men!

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baja
03-19-2010, 08:39 AM
so where do I buy one and how much do the cost what Internet speed do I need to run this successfully will it work anywhere in the world that has Internet.

Anybody??

bronco militia
03-19-2010, 08:45 AM
so where do I buy one and how much do the cost what Internet speed do I need to run this successfully will it work anywhere in the world that has Internet.

Anybody??

don't you Mexicans get free interwebs?

baja
03-19-2010, 09:01 AM
no

JimmyFocus
03-19-2010, 09:33 AM
I have the wdtv live media player. that with the playon server and all the plugins for that is the easiest setup ever.

atomicbloke
03-19-2010, 09:34 AM
Be a real man and build a HTPC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_theater_PC

Mine was $500, I download blu-ray quality movies, HD TV shows, stream live sports, and play MW2 and Bioshock with better graphics than PS3/360 could ever dream.

I built an HTPC too and can do all of the above. But I can't stream live sports.

What exactly do you do for live sports? Any suggestions?

Popps
03-19-2010, 10:21 AM
The Boxee Box plays any non-DRM media.

So, sort of like Napster in a box?

Who's offering free high quality HD movie downloads?

baja
03-19-2010, 10:27 AM
It takes several hours to download a HD movie on my Apple TV, is there a better way?

Popps
03-19-2010, 10:46 AM
It takes several hours to download a HD movie on my Apple TV, is there a better way?

But, you can start watching after a few minutes, no?

Any set-top box is going to be reliant on what kind of pipe you have coming into the house.

Taco John
03-19-2010, 11:03 AM
Be a real man and build a HTPC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_theater_PC

Mine was $500, I download blu-ray quality movies, HD TV shows, stream live sports, and play MW2 and Bioshock with better graphics than PS3/360 could ever dream.


I'm actually going to convert my old Xbox into a 2TB media machine this spring.

http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/transform-your-classic-xbox-into-a-killer-media-center-299809.php

broncosteven
03-19-2010, 11:04 AM
I built an HTPC too and can do all of the above. But I can't stream live sports.

What exactly do you do for live sports? Any suggestions?

You can listen to the Radio feed and follow along on NFL.com.

That is why like Beantown said, I also will keep the Sunday ticket.

Now I love my DVR on Att-Uverse and since they are providing me 3Mg Internet pipe It is well worth the cost.

I go to the Library for DVD's I haven't paid for a DVD rental in just about 2 years now.

Taco John
03-19-2010, 11:04 AM
I have this crazy thing called a personal computer. I even built it myself. It outputs via HDMI right into my HDTV at 1080p. I can download any network's shows via amazon, itunes, netflix. Movies too. That's if I want to pay for the product. Hulu works pretty well for free. The internet goes through it, you see? Plus I can rip DVD's and keep them "on tap" on my 4TB and expanding networked external array... along with all of my music, pictures, and home video. If I could get sunday ticket streamed via the internet at 720p, this computer device would kill my direcTV.


Yep. Whoever can pipe the Broncos into my brain first gets my soul.

baja
03-19-2010, 11:19 AM
But, you can start watching after a few minutes, no?

Any set-top box is going to be reliant on what kind of pipe you have coming into the house.

No it needs to be about 50% downloaded before you can watch it without interruption.

Ya I pay that fuucking Telmex for 2 megs of band width and often I am a .5 or less . Guess that prick Carlos Slim isn't rich enough he has to steal from me.

dbfan21
03-19-2010, 11:39 AM
We have Roku at home, connected to our 52" Sony Bravia LCD and it's awesome! We have a Netflix account and just watch whatever TV shows we want for free and get online movie rentals for very cheap through Amazon. It even has Pandora Radio for free on there. It's good stuff!!

http://www.roku.com/

ghwk
03-19-2010, 11:43 AM
Are you wireless with this set up?

80smith
03-19-2010, 12:29 PM
I'm actually going to convert my old Xbox into a 2TB media machine this spring.

http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/transform-your-classic-xbox-into-a-killer-media-center-299809.php

I'm looking to do this to my ps3. ps3 has the ablilty now but its only in Europe and Japan just got "TORNE" for the ps3.... I'm just waiting for the US to get something.........

Los Broncos
03-19-2010, 02:14 PM
I checked into getting one last year similar to this one.

I just don't want to watch the games at a bar or watch some weak feed online.

The ticket is the way to go, I only wonder is if they brodcast games in 1080p?

broncosteven
03-19-2010, 02:18 PM
I checked into getting one last year similar to this one.

I just don't want to watch the games at a bar or watch some weak feed online.

The ticket is the way to go, I only wonder is if they brodcast games in 1080p?

You have to pay out the nose for the HD hardware and then have Superfan package. You may need to pay a $10 monthly fee for HD also.

DBroncos4life
03-19-2010, 04:01 PM
I guess all ask the tough question everyone is thinking about. It's good to go with porn right?

Los Broncos
03-19-2010, 04:47 PM
You have to pay out the nose for the HD hardware and then have Superfan package. You may need to pay a $10 monthly fee for HD also.

But all those trips to the local bars add up.

It's nice to wake up Sunday morning knowing you can just kick it at home all day.

tsiguy96
03-19-2010, 05:26 PM
But all those trips to the local bars add up.

It's nice to wake up Sunday morning knowing you can just kick it at home all day.

that would be frickin nice, ive never been able to do that every week. id keep calling directtv til they gave a discount.

uplink
03-19-2010, 05:36 PM
Wow I seriously thought this was going to be about the Raiders coach being linked to some bizarre serial killer.

yeah i thought cable was going to play a part in 'the cable guy part II'

baja
03-19-2010, 05:42 PM
Tell them Dish is offering a better deal and see what they offer then call Dish and tell them what DTV is offering then back to Dish, so on and so fourth. Finally take the best offer from the provider you do not want and ask to speak to a supervisor. You will get a very good deal. Most important thing to remember is be very very nice and stress how much you would want to be a customer of the company of whom ever you are on the phone with. ;D

Oh and ask for free stuff. HBO for 3 or 6 months etc....